Cervical osteosarcoma, in contrast to diseases of other parts of the spine, occurs most frequently in young and elderly people. It is difficult to imagine a person who has never suffered from neck pain: this is a "payment" for a sedentary lifestyle, often sitting in front of a computer or a desk in an inclined state.
Other risk factors include bad habits and nutritional errors, being overweight, poor posture and flat feet, and inadequate physical activity. Even the habit of carrying a single-shoulder bag can eventually lead to osteonecrosis, which is associated with improper load distribution and forced changes in the normal position of the spine.
The prevalence of this disease may be the reason for the frivolous attitude towards it. But it should be remembered that treating cervical warts is a must if you want to prevent unpleasant and dangerous complications.
Why is cervical osteonecrosis dangerous?
Osteoarthritis SHOP is a degenerative disease of the cartilage of the cervical spine, which is also characterized by a violation of the structure and function of the intervertebral discs. This disease tends to progress slowly, however, as the condition of the tissues deteriorates, other pathologies may appear:
- hernia and protrusion;
- inflammatory processes;
- instability of the cervical vertebrae and associated risks;
- muscle diseases;
- paralysis, etc. v.
One of the most common complications is vertebral artery syndrome. This is a pain, accompanied by other signs: loss of balance, blurred vision and hearing, ringing in the ears, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, loss of consciousness and even confusiontemporary aphasia. Despite the fact that these are reversible consequences, such symptoms are very dangerous and worsen the quality of life, which means it is necessary to prevent the occurrence of the syndrome. This can be done with early treatment of cervical osteochondrosis.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Localization of the pathological process in the cervical spine leads to the appearance of characteristic symptoms:
- crunch when turning;
- difficulty concentrating;
- fainting, semi-fainting;
- hand pain, numbness, tingling of the fingers;
- neck pain;
- limited movement of the neck;
- neck muscle spasms;
- deterioration of cognitive processes.
In cases where there is a combination of osteonecrosis of several organs (eg, cervical and thoracic), the disease can manifest with other signs: back muscle spasms, chest pain, etc. v.
In order to choose the correct treatment for cervical osteosarcoma, it is necessary to evaluate the degree of development of the pathology, stage, and clarify the presence or absence of concomitant disorders. First, you should consult a neurologist. Based on complaints, history, survey as well as imaging tests in different positions of the trunk, movement and rest, the doctor will send a comprehensive examination to confirm/clarify the diagnosispreliminary.
The disease is diagnosed by several methods:
- X-ray STORE;
- Magnetic resonance imaging;
- cervical vascular ultrasound, cerebral artery Doppler ultrasound;
- laboratory tests (for inflammatory processes, etc. ).
In some cases, accurate detailed diagnosis allows you to see the diseases that are accompanied by osteonecrosis. This allows you to make the right decisions in choosing treatment tactics.
The effectiveness of follow-up measures depends on how timely and accurate the diagnosis is made. Despite the presence of specific symptoms, the picture of cervical osteochondrosis is similar to the course of other diseases. Therefore, it is important to distinguish the pathology and make the right choice.
How is the treatment done?
Treatment of cervical fibroids is carried out surgically or using conservative methods. Surgery is performed only in the most severe cases, the strict indications for intervention are the complete failure of conservative methods (for a long time), the inability to use them, and the progression of the disease. rapid progression of the disease.
The treatment regimen is selected by the neurologist, taking into account the severity, general health, indications and contraindications for specific procedures. Both conservative treatment and the postoperative period require a thoughtful and comprehensive approach. Combine the following methods:
- drug therapy - restores cartilage tissue, relieves pain and inflammation, improves metabolism, saturates tissues with oxygen, etc. v . . . ;
- Exercise therapy - regularly performing the prescribed exercises will correct posture, increase the strength of the muscle corset, contribute to the normal tone of the neck muscles and reduce compression of the nerve tissues;
- massage - massaging the neck-neck area allows you to eliminate clamping and spasm muscles, restore the normal position of the discs and vertebrae, and at the same time normalize blood flow;
- water aerobics, swimming - going to the pool strengthens muscles, relieves spasms, naturally unloads and stretches the spine;
- traction therapy - traction of the spine allows you to increase the space between the discs, corrects the structure of the spine, is widely used when combining pathologies of different loci;
- physiotherapeutic methods of cervical osteonecrosis - enhances the effect of taking drugs, is designed to stop pain and inflammation of tissues, contributes to normal recovery, accelerates metabolism;
- diet - optimal water regime allows you to prevent dehydration of cartilage tissues, as well as ensure a sufficient supply of the necessary vitamins and trace elements.
Active treatment of cervical osteonecrosis takes up to 3 months, depending on the severity of the condition. However, even after this, it is impossible to forget about the health of the spine: rehabilitation and supportive measures last up to 1 year. Compliance with physical activity, optimal diet, and the abandonment of bad habits are necessary throughout life, this is the basis for effective disease prevention.